Blu-Ray – the technology that brought in a true-to-life picture quality right in front of our TV screens has made waves ever since its application. Thanks to their stunning picture quality, we now watch our favorite movies and shows in the highest possible quality. But, the only issue we face regarding Blu-Ray disc is its difficulty in making backups. Initially, due to the lack of appropriate Blu-Ray converters, this was a difficult task. But today, thanks to software development, many titles currently exist. In this comparison I will be looking at the top two choices currently available which are – DVDFab Blu-Ray Copy and Blue Cloner 3. But deciding upon these two is a little difficult. So, let’s compare as to which could possibly be a better option for Blu-Ray conversion and which should make it to your systems.
DVDFab Blu-Ray Copy (The Current Champion):
Developed by DVDFab, the Blu-Ray Copy feature is one of the most powerful and a comprehensive Blu-Ray software programs available in the market. This software has been designed to perform four primary functions that include Copying, Burning, Cloning and decrypting. The term decrypting means that the application has the ability to remove any copyright protection from any Blu-Ray discs including UOPs and BD-Live and copy the disc content to your hard drive. The frequent software updates from the company will ensure that any new copyright encryption is added, so that the users may easily replicate them in their hard drive. Also, this program can burn a full-length Blu-Ray content into an empty DVD-ROM or burn in AVCHD format onto a DVD disc.
It uses a compression ratio of 1:1 with which it can convert a BD 50 movie into a BD 25 disc and a BD 9 into a BD 5 disc, and still retain the original effects. It can do this by stripping out the extras and the trailers which can take up many GB’s of space on the disc. In case the software realizes that there is a lack of space in the disc, it automatically converts the High Definition audio into a Dolby Digital sound and clears up some space for the video. Blu-Ray Copy from DVDFab supports both NTSC and PAL format and comes pre-loaded with a UDF 2.50 driver, so that the users don’t have to go looking for a 3rd party driver. The other notable features are as follows:
- Removes almost every known copyright encryption including the latest MKB v26, BD+ and ensures the files can be easily copied into your hard drive.
- Users can also backup and burn an existing ISO file or a Blu-Ray file into a disc
- Supports multiple Blu-Ray discs and even supports the standard DVD discs
- Compresses using a 1:1 ratio
- Replaces HD audio to free up space for video
- Offers easy customizable copying options such as Clone, full movie copy, burn and write data
- Offers flexible settings such as specific writing speeds, encode speed, audio options and more
- Supported input formats include Blu-Ray disc, Image (ISO) file and Blu-Ray folder
- Supported output formats include Blu-Ray file, Image, DVD-ROM, AVCHD discs
- Bulky and messy User Interface
- Over rated Price
- Slightly inconvenient to use
- Average technical support
Blue Cloner (The Contender):
Blue Cloner is an equally well performing video converter program available in the market. Its features include the ability to omit trailers, behind the scene footage and other miscellaneous videos that come along with the Blu-Ray disc. This frees up ample space and even paves the way for the users to burn them on a BD 25 disc (if the original was BD 50). Also, the users can choose their audio format to use such as 5.1 surround, 2.1 or Dolby Digital and clear some extra space. One of the other fascinating features is that the software allows the users to specify the output space so that they can specify their quality and determine on which disc to burn.
The software converts the Blu-Ray video content impressively fast and with such precision. Also, the user interface is pretty simple. There are present in the interface – the source file locator bar, the destination folder bar, options to specify and customize various settings and the Go button to begin the conversion process. The other features of the software include:
- Allows the users to select their required content
- Specify audio format and subtitles
- Backs up Blu-Ray file to the computer and even has burning features
- Amazingly fast for a Blu-Ray converter
- User Friendly Interface
- Allows specification of Encoding formats
- Displays the length and duration of each chapter
- Allows the users to set output file size
- Lacks Decryption functionalities
- Does not support DVD burning
- Video settings are not that flexible as they are intended to be
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The Winner Is……
So, the winner is DVDFab Blu-Ray Copy with credits to its more advanced ability to decrypt discs. Since Blu-Ray discs come with a lot of encryption, it is indeed essential to have software that has such decryption features. Though, the disc usage is restrained for residential purposes, we may still want them to be stored on our hard drives for future use. Also, the user interface issues are negligible as they easily get eclipsed before its beneficial features.
So, the bottom line this week goes to – DVDFab Blu-Ray Copy! Be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed to get all future Software Wars Updates.
Let me know what you think of either in the comments below. Or if you have any questions about any of these feel free to ask.